Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment - Part 2 (DA2136)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , MSCC, NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 8

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is chapters 4-8 of the TIP titled " Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment " produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), updated in 2019. This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reflects a fundamental rethinking of the concept of motivation as a dynamic process, not a static client trait.

This course covers the process from pre-contemplation, through preparation, to action for change and then maintenance of that change. Strategies are presented for counselors to assist their clients through all the stages of the motivational therapy model along with multiple tips and tools for the counselor to use in their practice. Also included are some of the adaptations of motivational counseling approaches applicable to SUD treatment programs and workforce development issues that treatment programs should address to fully integrate and sustain motivational counseling approaches.

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the various stages of motivational therapy.

  2. Explain approaches that counselors can incorporate into each stage of MI.

  3. Describe the special considerations for clients mandated to treatment.

  4. Present the training and programs needed for professionals to sustain MI in SUD practice.

Course Outline

  1. From Precontemplation to Contemplation: Building Readiness

  2. From Contemplation to Preparation: Increasing Commitment

  3. From Preparation to Action: Initiating Change

  4. From Action to Maintenance: Stabilizing Change

  5. Integrating Motivational Approaches in SUD Treatment Settings

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